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5.5 /6 Wonderful 536 Reviews

Red Onion

City Centre Gourmet £££ +100
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About Red Onion

Offering a superlative dining experience in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, Red Onion is an award-winning restaurant dedicated to contemporary Scottish cuisine. Started in 2005 by chef and restaurateur John Quigley and his wife Gillian, Red Onion was opened as an alternative to the stuffy gourmet restaurants that have become the norm in recent years, instead providing a space that’s casual yet stylish, with food that’s at the very top of its class. Found on West Campbell Street, Red Onion is an ideal spot for pre-theatre dining. Booking ahead is essential.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:00
Red Onion, 257 West Campbell Street, G2 4TT Glasgow

Further Information

What separates Red Onion from other gourmet restaurants isn’t only its charmingly casual setting, it’s also the way the kitchen manages to take classic Scottish cuisine and elevate its flavours to near holy levels. Using regional produce and creating all of their dishes from scratch, chef Quigley and his team offer a refreshing approach to gourmet dining that’s unparalleled in the city centre. The calm, casual dining space at Red Onion only helps to further enhance guests’ focus on the most important aspect of dining: the food.

If this West Campbell Street restaurant’s relaxed vibe doesn’t win you over right away, the cuisine certainly will. Featuring a wide range of menus – pre-theatre, a la carte, vegan, gluten-free and more – plus an impressive wine selection, Red Onion sets the bar high for contemporary Scottish dining in the city centre. Fans of seafood will delight in dishes like the roast shellfish spaghetti with lobster, king prawns, mussels, scallops and lemon, the grilled seabass fillet with rosti potato, crisp baby gem, avocado and Caesar dressing, and the fresh fish and chips, while vegetarians will rave about the bean burger with tomato hummus, the wild mushroom risotto with rocket and the spaghetti with vegan meatballs. There’s truly something for everyone at this gem of a restaurant in the city centre. Book today to avoid a wait.

View Taste our Best Menu

A delicious 5 course tasting menu highlighting Red Onion’s most celebrated and loved dishes. Chef/patron John Quigley and his team will prepare, cook and present 5 glorious tasting courses featuring the finest, freshand seasonal Scottish produce each one demonstrating Red Onion's winning signature style.


536 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 536 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
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2 reviews so far 6
20.11.2016 10:14

We made very welcome, even the lighting was adjusted so we could read the menu! We thoroughly enjoyed our meals - one from the pre-theatre menu, the other a la carte. My sea bass was perfectly cooked and worked well with the chorizo salad and hugely generous portion of chips.

1 review so far 6
05.01.2017 11:34

Food simply fabulous. Lovely place with great staff. Gluten free menu for pre-theatre and al a carte. Ten out of ten for making me feel comfortable and relaxed. Some food places don't get the special dietary requirements so well done Ted Onion. Recommended you on the Gluten Free Facebook page.

1 review so far 6
07.02.2017 10:28

Great as always! My boyfriend and I loved it. Thanks for a great night. Red Onion is one of my favourite places in Glasgow :)

1 review so far 6
12.04.2017 10:09

Good value food and voucher deals are well priced; service first class; would certainly go back and recommend the Red Onion to family and friends

1 review so far 6
27.06.2016 08:05

Speedy, polite service and excellent food - will definitely return! One of our party is a vegan and she was so thrilled at the menu she took a photo to share with others; she couldn't believe the selection available and her chocolate brownie for dessert was the best I've tasted.

1 review so far 6
08.08.2017 17:41

Visited Red Onion for lunch with relations from abroad. We were not disappointed. Food was delicious, staff friendly. We will certainly be back & reccommend..

1 review so far 6
10.12.2016 11:40

Excellent meal and great service , would definately recommend this place. Veggie options are available and the food looked wonderful and tastes great too. The prices were not too bad at all and we had starters and mains for two, with a bottle of wine, and paid just over £60.

1 review so far 6
16.06.2016 22:35

First time at the red onion. Food was excellent and delicious. Waitress service very cheery and helpful. Only downside was where we were seated! Upstairs cand gad to squeeze into the seats. It hasn't put me off coming back and I would certainly recommend it to friends. Regards CAthy

1 review so far 6
04.08.2016 18:25

First time we had been there.The decor,the staff and the food were all lovely. We were most impressed with the fact that our vegan son had a whole menu of vegan choices,not just the one veggie option that is normally on offer in restaurants. We will definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
30.08.2016 11:10

The duck was perfectly cooked, reasonable price, great atmosphere and great choice. Friendly welcome, the food was incredible, the flavours of the duck and steak were well balanced, the cheesecake dessert also a real highlight. I started with the Crab and Prawns and again these were cooked to perfection.

1 review so far 6
23.05.2016 09:34

Food was exceptional. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Didn't feel rushed like you do at some other place. Ordered pudding but asked for it not to come for 20 minutes and this was no problem at all and came bang on the 20 minute mark. Will definitely back be back.

1 review so far 6
02.07.2016 13:58

We had a fantastic evening celebrating Uni graduation. The excellent vegetarian/vegan menu (available in addition to general menu) was superb - it is so difficult to find a high quality restaurant which caters so well for both vegetarian/vegan tastes and non-vegetarians. Ambience also stylish and relaxed. Full marks!

1 review so far 5
27.08.2016 10:27

Food was very good. We were sitting upstairs and as the restaurant got busy when the staff were coming upstairs with orders they were not looking around to see if any other tables needed attention. Perhaps a little more attention required. A very little niggle. Have been to this restaurant before and enjoyed hence our return visit.

1 review so far 6
06.07.2016 12:53

Delicious food, great service and nice atmosphere. We booked the graduation set menu for each one of us, and it was easy to pick and mix between the vegan/gluten free/regular menus (as we had a number of dietary restrictions such as gluten free and lactose free requirements).

1 review so far 6
19.08.2017 15:45

This is the third time I have booked in at the red onion and I am still surprised at the excellant quality of food I am even more surprised as I am a celiac and their menu compares better than any other restaurant that I have attended

3 reviews so far 5
24.06.2016 07:44

Always a good meal at Red Onion. Use it for lunch and good selection on fixed price menu with much wider selection on main so something for everyone.

1 review so far 5
19.06.2016 20:13

Excellent food again, lovely surroundings, staff pleasant, another enjoyable visit to the Red Onion. Choice of an a la Carte or set menu for 2 or 3 courses.

1 review so far 5
25.01.2017 10:21

A lovely restaurant with a really nice atmosphere. Best to book as it's a busy place. Our food was very tasty, with a good range of options on the menu and we'll definitely be back. A little slow with service if you are sitting up in the mezzanine level but thankfully we weren't in a rush.

1 review so far 3
05.11.2016 07:38

Very helpful staff, however the food didn't quite match our expectations. The vegan of the party enjoyed her meal whilst the rest of us had a very small steak frite portion which was really quite chewy, we've had better from a far cheaper bar down the road. We had opted for 2 courses and were tempted by a dessert but instead of this coming from the same menu it came from the full menu which we weren't aware of until we got the bill! Suppose that's how they make their money.

1 review so far 6
03.09.2017 16:58

I have been to the red onion many times and never disappoints. I'm a vegan but all my friends and family aren't so it's good to go to a restaurant were there is choice for everyone, the food is amazing and staff are always friendly.